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Greatest Quotes about Johan Cruyff

On his 50th birthday in 1997, Hendrik Johannes Cruijff said: “really, I haven’t lived fifty years, but one hundred.” At age 68, the former Ajax and Barcelona great has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Holland’s finest Cruyff will always be regarded as one of the best of all-time. The legendary player and manager was one of the ...

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Best Quotes on Steven Gerrard

Sir Alex Ferguson (in 2005): If you were looking for the player you would replace Keane with, it would be Gerrard, without question. He has become the most influential player in England, bar none. Not that Vieira lacks anything, but Gerrard does more. He’s got that unbelievable engine, desire, determination. Anyone would love to have Gerrard in their team. Steven ...

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Best Quotes on Zinedine Zidane

“Zidane has an exceptional coordination, an exceptional touch of the ball. Every area three yards around Zidane, you could give him the ball where you wanted. He puts it down and plays.”  — Arsene Wenger Zinedine Zidane won every possible major trophy with club and country. The former Real Madrid midfielder is ranked among the greatest players of all-time. The ...

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Best Quotes about Michael Carrick

“In English football sometimes it seems hard for people to rate those who instead of shining themselves make the team work as a collective. For example Michael Carrick . . . who makes those around him play.” – Xabi Alonso “I think Michael’s the best central midfielder in English football. I think he’s the best English player in the game.” ...

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Best Quotes on Pele

Edson Arantes do Nascimento or Pele hung up his boots in 1977 after winning a plethora of trophies with club and country. The Brazilian legend won three World Cups in his long and illustrious career. Pele was named FIFA Player of the Century alongside Diego Maradona in 2000. Many refer him to as the best athlete of the past century ...

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Greatest Quotes About Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes was arguably one of the most underrated players during his playing career. The Englishman won 12 Premier League titles with Manchester United and was a key player in Sir Alex Ferguson’s red army. “Paul Scholes, He Scores Goals” is the famous chant of the Old Trafford faithful and is still sung on Match Days for their beloved hero. ...

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